Ohio Power Assist and Low Energy Power Operated Doors Code 2019

Adoption Info

Effective Dates January 1, 2019 – Present

Adopts with Amendments ANSI/BHMA A156.19-2013 American National Standard for Power Assist and Low Energy Power Operated Doors

Overview ANSI/BHMA A156.19 is a standard developed by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) that provides guidelines and requirements for the design, installation, performance, and testing of power assist and low energy power operated doors. These doors are designed to provide accessibility and convenience while ensuring safety and reliability in various building environments.

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The 2019 Ohio Power Assist and Low Energy Power Operated Doors Code is based on ANSI/BHMA A156.19-2013 with Ohio-specific amendments. This code sets the minimum standards for the installation, operation, and maintenance of power assist and low energy power operated doors within the state of Ohio. The Ohio-specific amendments include additional provisions tailored to the unique requirements and conditions in Ohio, ensuring the safety, accessibility, and reliability of these door systems.